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Trauma-Informed Training 101
Wed, April 12, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CDT
The Trauma-Informed Training 101 incorporates the training models of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), and UCAN’s Clinical Philosophy (Trauma, Systems, Human Development and Attachment). Participants will be able to:
understand what being trauma-informed is.
understand the symptoms of trauma.
understand the impact of trauma on youth.
understand the Universal Precautions Approach to trauma.
identify coping responses, strengths, and protective factors that promote resilience among youth who have been impacted by trauma.
Lunch is at noon, presentation is from 12:30pm-1:30pm.
This training will be facilitated by Jacob Dancer, LCSW. Mr. Dancer has been working for UCAN since 1994 and currently manages their 360 Community Program of the Violence Intervention and Prevention Services Department. In this role, Mr. Dancer develops and coordinates a range of mentoring, youth leadership, mental health and family related services through engagement and collaboration with North Lawndale community organizations and various departments of UCAN. Mr. Dancer actively works to address levels of violence and trauma in North Lawndale through supervising and administering a unit of assigned Youth Development Coaches working with youth. The coaches direct, guide and support youth on becoming more involved in out-of-school time activities such as counseling, employment and recreation, as well as working with youth on violence prevention skills (i.e., anger management, conflict resolution, life skills). Mr. Dancer also supervises and administers clinicians providing a wide range of therapeutic services to participants in community-based outpatient counseling settings. Mr. Dancer plays an integral role in establishing and maintaining beneficial partnerships with community organizations in order to facilitate learning and growth opportunities for youth at-risk for being victims of and/or committing crimes. Mr. Dancer drives these opportunities through training North Lawndale social service agencies to help them become model trauma-informed agencies.